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Metal Ions in Biological Systems: Volume 31: Vanadium and its Role for Life

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ISBN 10: 0824793838 / ISBN 13: 9780824793838
Published by CRC Press, 1995
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Title: Metal Ions in Biological Systems: Volume 31:...

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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"Volume 31, devoted solely to the role of vanadium in life processes, offers a comprehensive and timely account of this fascinating field by 37 distinguished, international authorities. Highlights the properties of the various oxidation states of vanadium, their affinity for biogenic ligands, the effects of vanadium species on enzyme activity, the role of vanadium in nitrogenases and haloperoxidases, and more."

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Metal Ions in Life Sciences links coordination chemistry and biochemistry in their widest sense and thus increases our understanding of the relationship between the chemistry of metals and life processes. The series reflects the interdisciplinary nature of Biological Inorganic Chemistry and coordinates the efforts of scientists in fields like biochemistry, inorganic and coordination chemistry, molecular and structural biology, enzymology, environmental chemistry, physiology, toxicology, biophysics, pharmacy, and medicine. Consequently, the volumes are an essential source for researchers active in these and related fields as well as teachers preparing courses, e.g., in Bioinorganic Chemistry.

Volume 1, offers in 15 stimulating chapters an authoritative view of the fascinating research on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Metal Ions. Written by 41 internationally recognized experts, ithighlights, supported by 130 illustrations, the recent progress made in understanding the role metal ions play in diseases like transmissible spongiform encephalo­pathies (Creutzfeldt-Jakob and related diseases), Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Wilson's and Menkes' diseases, as well as in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and others. The interplay between metal ions, catecholamines and the formation of reactive oxygen species resulting in oxidative stress is considered, as is the metalloneurochemistry of zinc and the neurotoxicity of aluminum, cadmium, lead, and mercury. The need for novel drugs which manipulate metal-centered neuropathology is emphasized. With more than 2000 references this book is a vital resource for scientists and advanced students.

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